Muse Students Create Citrasolv Art

Citrasolved paper collage and acrylics on w/c paper 10 X 11″

by Muse Muriel

As promised I want to share some of the amazing art created in the Muse Group last weekend!

by Muse Kendra

by Muse Barbara

When you sprinkle the Citrasolv (cleaning fluid concentrate) on National Geographics, close the book and let it “cook” for about 10 minutes, you get wildly beautiful ink patterns and some ghostly images peeking through.  The kind of stuff that sends the imagination realing!

by Muse Shawna

by Muse Paula

by Muse Peggy

Each one of these pieces served as the catalyst for a written piece that took us deeper into the domain of expanded poetic imagery, very heady stuff!

And ironically enough, the only large painting I’ve done that features Citrasolv collaged papers was just juried into the Collage and Assemblage show opening at Sebastopol Center for the Arts this Thursday 6-7:30pm.  The painting is titled “Rose and Me”.

Acrylic and collage on illustration board, 20 X 15″

by Me

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6 comments

  1. Susan,
    I have been coming to your blog often, finding it an artistic corncopia. I like the different subjects and themes your work approaches. The piece Double Identity is especially interesting. Having identity issues of my own I feel the piece is intuitive. The two figures, by their pictorial relationship, carry the theme of the painting. Thank you for going the distance in this work.
    -Allen

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  2. I have to ask, how do you make citrasolve papers? I googled the term and didn’t find much info out there. I hope you know that you are teaching more people than you realize.

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    1. I’m glad you’re inspired to try it. There’s a marvelous website hosted by the manufacturer of Citrasolv which has artist videos etc. http://www.citrasolv.com/newcitraartist/index.html But it really is almost as easy as in my description above and repeated here
      When you sprinkle the Citrasolv (cleaning fluid concentrate) on National Geographics, close the book and let it “cook” for about 10 minutes, you get wildly beautiful ink patterns and some ghostly images peeking through.
      Good luck!

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